Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Governor and chancellor of universities Mangubhai Patel on Friday issued directives to set up Covid cells in all the universities. He also asked Vice Chancellors to reside within the university campus.
He said works related to implementation of National Education Policy 2020 should be completed within the time limit. Continuous monitoring should also be arranged for effective implementation.
The Governor held a discussion with vice chancellors of BR Ambedkar University of Social Sciences Mhow, Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University Bhopal, Pt SN Shukla University, Shahdol, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, and sought information regarding the activities of the universities.
Governor Patel said experts have warned of possible third Covid wave. “We pray to God that there is no third wave but precautions must be taken. The situation should be continuously monitored by Covid cell and necessary preparations should be made. By doing this, there will be no problems in implementation of arrangements to face third wave,” he added.
He asked universities to make full use of digital platform. Guidance from technical experts should be obtained when required. He said Vice Chancellors should stay in the residence located on University campus, which will facilitate regular monitoring of campus arrangements.
Patel said students should be made aware of social responsibilities. The university teachers should inculcate values of social concerns among students through their experiences and behaviour.
He said that information regarding the commercial utility, future study in the field of research and practical importance etc of new courses started by the university should be publicised widely so that the students can easily choose subject as per their needs.
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